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post #1636 of 2580
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

Can any of you coffee fanatics explain the recent proliferation of obscenely expensive bottled cold-brew coffees? I like cold-brew iced coffee, but I have zero idea why anyone would pay four or five bucks for a twelve-ounce bottle of the stuff.
It's usually highly concentrated so you can dilute it if you like. I make cold brew with 1 part coffee to 4 parts water and need around 250 g coffee for ~ 12 oz. Guess it all depends on the concentration. (I dilute the concentrate 1:4-1:8, which I enjoy).
(Maybe I'm mistaken and the bottled stuff is already dilute, in which case you pay for the hype and probably because there's not much turnover)
post #1637 of 2580
Huh, interesting. Will look at these bottles more closely to see if they mention being concentrated.
post #1638 of 2580
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

Spend a few hours at The Barn (3rd wave-ish, light roasts) yesterday. Had their Kiawamururu (Kenia, also picked up half a pound of filter beans), Kochere (Ethiopia), Los Lajones Bambu Natural Geisha (Panama), and had either the Gichathaini (Kenya) or Bosques de San Francisco (Guatemala) as single origin espresso.

That is quite an amazing selection. The Kochere this year is pretty fantastic, and a natural processed Gesha? Sign me up!
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

Would you say it's sort of a cross of CCD and regular French Press taste-wise?

Yes, but perhaps closer to the FP because there's no paper filter. An alternative to the double filter is to run a regular FP's output through another filter like a Swiss gold.
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

Can any of you coffee fanatics explain the recent proliferation of obscenely expensive bottled cold-brew coffees? I like cold-brew iced coffee, but I have zero idea why anyone would pay four or five bucks for a twelve-ounce bottle of the stuff.

It's not worth it. Coffee ages very quickly, and the bottled cold brew stuff is old stale coffee.
post #1639 of 2580
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Originally Posted by shibby3253 View Post

If I had a french press break in my hand that is all it would take for me to shell out serious cash for a stainless steel one. Paying 100 bucks for a french press is a lot less than the hospital bills for second degree burns (and a lot less painful).  

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Yeah... Second degree burns hurt like hell but definitely dont need a hospital visit unless they are somewhere sensitive or cover a large amount of your body.

Fortunately it only had grounds in it at the time. Got some glass in my hand but nothing I couldn't pick out. Coffee grounds all over the place though..
post #1640 of 2580
My cheapo TRU grinder just died this morning. Any recs for a grinder?

This will be for use with a french press. Preferably not too loud not too expensive.
post #1641 of 2580
Loud will always be an issue, no getting around that. The Virtuoso is a great grinder. The Encore is great at a cheaper price point, but not as consistent or fast as the virtuoso, even at courser grinds.
post #1642 of 2580
The Encore is around the price point I'm looking to spend, anything more expensive I feel a bit silly at this point. Will look into it. Thanks.
post #1643 of 2580
My girlfriend uses the Encore at our home, I have a Virtuoso at work. She is very happy with the Encore. I think you will get your money's worth for sure. Also if you have issues, or anything Baratza is awesome to deal with. Also, I would check their website for refurbished models that they post every Thursday. You could possibly get a Virtuoso for much, much cheaper, or even an Encore or a fraction of the cost.
post #1644 of 2580
Thats some nice coffee you have at work.

Is that just a personal setup at your desk, or is the company coffee really that good?
post #1645 of 2580
If nobody knew any better at work they would think I was a barista:

post #1646 of 2580
That is just nuts.

I bet your cube neighbors love it when you fire up that grinder...
post #1647 of 2580
They are so used to it by now, worst part is it is largely an open office environment so there really isn't much as far as dividers. The only people with private offices are the senior officers. But let me ask you, are you surprised by this setup that I have? Honestly?
post #1648 of 2580
OK, not surprised.
post #1649 of 2580
How is that mug?
post #1650 of 2580
Awkward as fucking hell, but it looks awesome so I suffer.
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